Timothy Hutter is a litigation associate in Allen Matkins' San Diego office. His practice includes construction, real estate and landlord/tenant litigation, as well as business and shareholder derivative litigation. Hutter is well-versed in electronic discovery and frequently works with clients to develop comprehensive strategies to review and analyze their information systems.
He recently served as lead associate in a $50 million construction defect case against a high-rise condominium developer. Hutter handled all aspects of discovery and was critically important in dealing with experts, the mediator, and other parties to position the case for settlement. He supervised junior associates and paralegals to ensure all critical case tasks were handled.
Hutter also assists on numerous pending appellate cases relating to the enforceability of arbitration provisions in recorded condominium documents, an issue recently decided favorably by the Supreme Court of California in the Pinnacle Museum Tower case. This decision reversed a trend of recent decisions holding arbitration provisions in CC&Rs to be unenforceable. He drafted appellate briefs and successful petitions for review in the Verano matter and the Promenade at Playa Vista matter.
Hutter handles numerous landlord/tenant cases for the firm, and consistently generates successful and efficient results for clients. He is involved in all aspects of every case to which he is assigned, including legal research, motion hearings, discovery disputes, depositions, mediation and trial.
His greatest strength is his understanding of a successful legal practice beyond his years. He gives critical attention to efficiency and client needs, and can always be trusted to produce exemplary work product. Hutter maintains positive client relationships, and like his colleagues, clients also trust him without reservation, frequently looking to him directly for legal needs.
Hutter also gives back to his community and is the lead associate on a pro bono matter representing a prisoner alleging mistreatment by prison guards, and has dedicated more than 200 hours to this effort. He also spends approximately 25 hours a month volunteering at St. Michael's Church in Poway, where his wife is the director of youth ministry. He works with children and teens on faith formation, mentoring programs and leadership training.
In addition to his volunteer efforts, Hutter is a member of the Yale Club of San Diego, on the Yale Alumni Schools Committee, a member of the Building Industry Association (BIA)'s Young Generation of Leaders and the Association of Business Trial Lawyers. He will serve on the 2013 BIA Young Generation of Leaders' Board of Directors.
Hutter has co-authored published articles regarding the impact of the Pinnacle decision for The Daily Transcript and the Los Angeles Daily Journal, and most recently wrote a feature article on Judge Timothy B. Taylor in the Association of Business Trial Lawyers' San Diego Report.
In his spare time, Hutter enjoys playing basketball and plays in the local San Diego bar basketball league two nights per week. He received his B.A. in political science from Yale University and a J.D. from University of California, Los Angeles.